The OCCOA provides nutritious meals for older adults in congregate meal settings following the Operating Standards from the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging to help ensure that this valuable program is nutritionally sound, and available on a donation basis. The OCCOA hosts congregate meals at two meal sites. The Gaylord meal site is in the Alpine Alten Zimmer at 120 Grandview Blvd., and the Johannesburg meal site is in the Charleton Township Hall on Rowan St. in Johannesburg. Meal participants are asked to complete a short form and questionnaire so that they can be entered into the OCCOA’s database, which helps with tracking participation. The meals are open to all, and the charge for meal is as follows:

  • Adults over 60 – $3 Suggested Donation
  • Under 60 – $4.50
  • Carryout Meals – $6

Additionally, the OCCOA offers the Red Hen lunches on Tuesdays. The Red Hen lunch is a soup & sandwich lunch that is not part of the federal Older American Act program. The OCCOA kitchen staff use that opportunity to offer home-made soups, sandwiches, as well as salads and desserts. Complete meals for those 60+ are $3.50, while those under 60 can get the full meal for $5. Take out and ala-carte are also available.

Gaylord Meal Site

Alten Zimmer Dining Room
120 Grandview Blvd.
Gaylord, MI

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
1:00 PM  Sundays

Red Hen Soup & Sandwich Lunch
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Johanneburg Meal Site

Charlton Township Hall
10785 Rowan Ave.

Noon:  Mondays and Wednesdays

“Without the rain there would be no rainbow.”

~Gilbert Chesterton~